National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is dedicated to advancing the attributes of Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. In order for a student to be accepted into and maintain good standing in the NHS, he must maintain a cumulative average of 88 or be in the top 15 % of his class. He must perform at least 8 hours of service each quarter above any other service requirement at MC. He must also continue to exhibit the traits of leadership and good character.
There are currently 90 members of the Brother Gilbert Chapter of the National Honor Society - 59 juniors and 31 seniors.
The organization meets six to eight times a school year - after school in the auditorium. It usually has one fund-raising drive each year for the purpose of raising money to be donated to local charities such a Bread of Life and the Lancer Christmas Toy Drive. A scholarship is also presented to a junior at the Underclass Convocation on June. In 2000, the members sold Domino’s Pizza Cards for this purpose. For the past few years, members of the NHS have participated in the WGBH Telephone Fund Raiser. The major activity for the NHS at MC has been to be of service to Malden Catholic and its students. Members are encouraged to volunteer for school events and, in particular, to act as tutors for students in need. The NHS can be improved by adding more activities for its members, and to achieve 100 % participation in the goals of the society.